Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

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In honor of this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient: Pancake Mix contest, I made Pumpkin Spice Pancakes for breakfast.


I don’t have a detailed recipe to share, but basically, I made regular whole wheat pancakes and added about 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree and dashes of cinnamon. ground cloves, and nutmeg.


The result?  Soft, chewy, and “undercooked” pancakes.  The inside had the consistency of pumpkin pie!


I ate two pancakes and a banana for a pre-run snack. I’ll finish it off when I get back from my run.


On that note, I must go!  I’m running 3.0 miles, looping back, snagging the Husband, and we’ll do another 2.0 miles together


Like Tina, I just realized how crazy the next few weeks are:


  • October 17:  Wedding in Jacksonville, Florida
  • October 18:  Old Friend Reunion + Session with Photographer to Re-Do Wedding Pictures
  • October 19:  POM Wonderful Harvest Tour in Fresno, California
  • October 20: Day 2 of POM Wonderful
  • October 21: Day 3 of POM Wonderful
  • October 22: Anatomy Test
  • October 23: Mom Visits
  • October 24: Party for my Grandpa in Melbourne, Florida
  • October 26: Mom Leaves
  • October 29: Our Friend Joey Visits
  • October 30:  Brother-In-Law’s 21st Birthday
  • October 31: Chapter 1 of Operation Beautiful Book Due


Yikes!  Lots of fun stuff, but busy nevertheless.  Should make for interesting blogging! 🙂


Remember: This week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient contest is being hosted by ME!  I chose Pancake Mix as the BSI.  Check out this post for the rules, and I’ll pick the winning recipe on Sunday.



  • heather October 14, 2009, 8:14 am

    I love reading your blog and I live in Jacksonville. Have fun at the wedding!

  • Stephanie October 14, 2009, 8:16 am

    I love the pumpkin pancake idea! I think I need to whip some up this weekend, I bet they’d be awesome with some sort of cream cheese topping… hmmmm 🙂

  • maria October 14, 2009, 8:17 am

    Those pancakes look so yummy. I need to practice making homemade pancakes more often to perfect them. I’ve only made them a few times.

  • Weekly Bite October 14, 2009, 8:17 am

    If the inside of the pancakes taste like pumpkin pie, I’m in!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 14, 2009, 8:18 am

    Pancakes look amazing!

  • MelissaNibbles October 14, 2009, 8:44 am

    Those pancakes look great. I want to lather them up with Barney Butter and eat them all!

  • Meg C. October 14, 2009, 8:44 am

    two of my favorite things: pumpkin and pancakes! i gotta make them at some point soon!

  • Diana October 14, 2009, 8:44 am

    Those pancakes look so good! 🙂

  • Rosey Rebecca October 14, 2009, 8:47 am

    Pumpkin Pancakes sound so good right now!

  • Matt October 14, 2009, 8:49 am

    Mmmm pumpkin pancakes! I have a question… Can anyone enter the BSI challenge? I totally want to enter this week. I am the pancake king!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 14, 2009, 9:14 am

    Undercooking pancakes is definitely the way to go! There is something in the air in October, because mine is jam packed as well!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) October 14, 2009, 9:20 am

    Holy crap, woman, you are busy! Looks like tons of fun, though! Hope you have a good run.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 14, 2009, 9:38 am

    I had pumpkin pancakes today too, ha ha! I used a recipe from Vegan Planet though. Yum 🙂

    Good luck with all you have to do in the next few weeks!

  • Rose October 14, 2009, 9:49 am

    Hello, yummy. I love undercooked pancakes.

  • angieinatlanta October 14, 2009, 9:51 am

    I love “raw” pancakes! Almost as much as I love “raw” cookies!

  • Evan Thomas October 14, 2009, 9:56 am

    I love the “indercooked” pancake taste

  • Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 14, 2009, 9:56 am

    I love all this pumpkin stuff on the blogs. I made pumpkin pancakes myself the other day. Check it out http://emilyeatsandexercises.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/more-orange-food/

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) October 14, 2009, 10:01 am

    I am way too uncreative to do the BSI. My entry would be like…pancakes…with almond butter! Not so exciting.

  • Courtney October 14, 2009, 10:03 am

    I’m not the biggest pancake fan but those look out of this world!!
    Good luck on your busy agenda…sounds like you have a good handle on it!
    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 14, 2009, 10:03 am

    Ooh la la you have me craving pumpkin pancakes! I need to get to the market and buy some canned pumpkin asap. Have a great morning!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 14, 2009, 10:07 am

    OMG, those pancakes looked so good! I alwayas want them just never seem to have the time to make them……I think I will try to do it this Sunday (I typically make a big breakfast then) as we are supposed to get a “Cool Front” her in Orlando so that will be a nice breakfast to go with the cooler weather!

    =) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance….after a 100+ POUND weight loss!!!

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  • Jamie October 14, 2009, 10:10 am

    I like to add some sliced banana to my pumpkin pancakes… yummy! 🙂

  • Lizzy October 14, 2009, 10:27 am

    Those pancakes look amazing! I need to make some asap

  • brandi October 14, 2009, 10:38 am

    sounds like a crazy, but fun, couple of weeks 🙂

    hope you two have a good run!

  • Andee (Runtolive) October 14, 2009, 10:55 am

    That pumpkin pancake sounds so good! October is crazy busy, but it’s nice having fun things to look forward to 🙂

  • Sara October 14, 2009, 11:13 am

    Wow! Those pancakes look so good! I am having a breakfast for dinner night this week and we are making whole wheat pancakes but I may have to try some of these too! yum!

  • Sana October 14, 2009, 11:39 am

    Those pancakes look delish!

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers October 14, 2009, 11:49 am

    i love tasty and simple recipes. nice! 🙂 i am using pancake mix tonight to create somethin’ special… fun, fun!

  • Ashley October 14, 2009, 11:50 am


    thought you might find this interesting or useful for operation beautiful and fat talk free week 🙂

    have a great day

  • Ashley October 14, 2009, 11:57 am
  • Dawn (HealthySDLiving) October 14, 2009, 12:04 pm

    Omg the pancakes look so fluffy and delicious!

    I might have to make some for BSI this week cause I’m definitely craving pancakes now!

  • Julie October 14, 2009, 12:14 pm

    Pumpkin pancakes are right up my alley. They look and sound good!
    Uh-oh, 21st birthday!! That should be fun! I can’t wait until my little cousins turn 21. But by that time I’ll think drinking isn’t cool anymore. I am so old!

  • Heather October 14, 2009, 12:40 pm

    Pumpkin Pancakes are now on my weekend to-do list 🙂

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion October 14, 2009, 12:47 pm

    Wow! You go have a few busy weeks ahead of you! I do too!!! Good Luck balancing everything!

  • Tina October 14, 2009, 12:57 pm

    Wow, crazy couple of weeks! Pancakes should keep you going strong and give you energy 😀

  • M October 14, 2009, 1:07 pm

    Dang! You are one busy lady. Why are you re-doing wedding photos? We have thought about this since our photographer did not fulfill his contract and I was beside myself when we never got our wedding pictures. But I just can’t imagine shelling out the cash to re-do my hair, spray tan, makeup, etc, because HE flaked out and took our money!! I kind of want to though… what do you think?

    • caitlin October 14, 2009, 1:09 pm

      I found a photographer who wants to build his portfolio and is doing a free session in exchange for us being his “models” Something to look into!

      I’m just going to do my own hair and make up 🙂

  • Jenna October 14, 2009, 2:15 pm

    great pumpkin spice pancakes! look great!
    you must be really excited for a busy month though! sounds fun 🙂

  • Laurel October 14, 2009, 6:26 pm

    Hello! Your blog is at the top of my favorites and I too live in Jax! (from the first comment). As for training… I live by the “listen to your body” routine. I tell people that pain is your bodies way of saying “hey you have like two minutes and I’m done”. Good luck with your training and listen to your gut.

  • Erin October 14, 2009, 7:13 pm

    I totally made pumpkin pancakes on Sunday!!! Good idea 🙂 Yours look prettier though!

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